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historic charm in a contemporary parisian home

An older home with historic charm doesn’t need to feel like it’s in a time warp. This contemporary Parisian home juxtaposes aged architectural details with fresh shapes and materials.

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Wide plank flooring, exposed timber beams, and a dark wall with hidden storage add drama and detail to the light furnishings and walls in this contemporary Parisian home.

Designed by Cotrel Véronique Agency, the 60 m2 (625 feet2Saint Germain des Prés apartment feels warm and welcoming.

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The historic details add warmth and charm to the contemporary furnishings and finishes.

Inside a Contemporary Parisian Home

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The mostly monochromatic palette gets its depth through texture.

From the designer:

From an architectural point of view, the fundamentals have been totally restored. An old parquet floor has been put in place.

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The restored wooden beams were discovered under layers of plaster.

The beams, typical of the timber-framed buildings of this district, were concealed beneath layers of plaster. They were rediscovered and then thinned.

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Navy and brass cabinets line one wall of the kitchen.

In terms of layout, the challenge was to install the kitchen in the release leading to the living room.

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A curved banquette takes advantage of a niche in the kitchen, creating the ideal nook for a light meal, coffee break, or work space.

We have expanded this space, and [taken] advantage of the niches to draw, totally customized, this kitchen, whose materials extend into the living room.

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The bathroom, accented in brass, plays with smart lighting details. A transom window above the vanity welcomes natural lighting.

The materials are found in the same way in the bathroom, which has been treated, both on the floor and on the walls, in resin, in order to accentuate the dimensions of the surfaces and to provide a better sense of space.

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Wardrobes were built into the walls, creating a deeper entry into the bedroom.

In the bedroom, the dressings, built in the thickness of the passage, were also treated in resin but with this time an incorporation of linen, which gives the doors a velvety touch very pleasant.

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Built in storage was optimised in the small space.

 

Photos and quoted text © Véronique Cotrel Agency

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